Trump Rolls Out 'Platinum Plan' for Black Communities

Headline Roundup September 27th, 2020

On Friday, President Donald Trump rolled out his Platinum Plan, which designates $500 billion for black communities and entrepreneurs to increase capital access and promises to open 500,000 new black businesses and 3 million jobs for black Americans. The plan also recognizes Juneteenth as an official holiday, and promises to “prosecute the KKK and ANTIFA as terrorist organizations and make lynching a national hate crime.” It also includes provisions for education and religious organizations in black communities; the president will also work on a Second Step Act and a National Clemency Program, though little detail is provided. In a speech on Friday at the “Black Voices for Trump” rally in the unexpected battleground state of Georgia, Trump told the audience that Democrats "take the black vote for granted," before stating, “I did more for the Black community in 47 months than Joe Biden did in 47 years."

Coverage from right-rated outlets tended to focus on the details of the Platinum Plan. Some left- and center-rated outlets tended to frame the story as Trump's effort to gain black voters; several left-rated reports also left out details of Trump's plan, such as the terrorist designations and the Second Step Act.

Trump Rolls Out 'Platinum Plan' for Black Communities

From the Left
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President Donald Trump appealed to Black Americans to help re-elect him, telling them in a speech Friday that Democrats -- whom African Americans are poised to overwhelmingly support in November -- take their votes for granted.

“They want to take the Black voter for granted and they have taken the Black voter for granted,” Trump said in a speech in Atlanta on Friday where he announced a plan to promote economic policies to benefit Black Americans.

“I did more for the Black community in 47 months than Joe Biden did...

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From the Center
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On Friday, President Trump unrolled what he refers to as a “platinum plan” for Black America, calling for increased investment in Black businesses and additional capital for Black entrepreneurs. The President also announced support for Juneteenth to be recognized as a national holiday.

But is Trump’s plan to little and too late to convince Black voters to support him?

The President’s speech at the “Black Voices for Trump” rally in Atlanta comes as part of a late push to gain more traction with Black voters. It was also notable for...

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From the Right
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President Trump’s plan for Black America designates the KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations and calls for making lynching a national hate crime, while pledging to increase access to capital in Black communities by nearly $500 billion, Fox News has learned.

The president on Friday is expected to roll out details of what the campaign is calling the “Platinum Plan,” which details “opportunity,” “security,” “prosperity,” and “fairness” for the Black Community.

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